Police Chief Bill McManus says the theft of a car containing an infant from a west side parking lot Friday night appears to be a 'set up,' News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
McManus says the father of eight month old King Jay Davila stopped in a parking lot on Enrique Barrera, with the infant in a car seat, walked into a building, leaving the door open , the motor running, and the child still strapped in the car seat.
"A woman walked up the sidewalk, circled the car, jumped into the driver's seat and took off, with the baby still in the car," he said.
The car was found abandoned several blocks away with the keys, the car seat, and the little boy missing.
"We have the father at police headquarters right now and his story is not adding up," McManus said. "We believe that he knows the woman who took the baby.. We believe tat this was set up.. But nonetheless, we still have a missing eight month old."